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Also, I am ridiculously huge all of a sudden and totally freaking out about twins... I am really looking forward to getting an ultrasound at this point. Then someone had to go and tell me that if you get pregnant when you are nursing you are 9 times more likely to have twins! 

 

If it makes you feel any better, I got pg with ds2 when I was nursing ds1 and he was a single baby. thumb.gif

post #22 of 90
My second was conceived when I was nursing, too. It's not the odds that are causing me to worry (they are just adding to it), it's my humongous belly!

Check out this pic I took for some facebook friends today... I'm only 8 weeks! I know bellies pop out sooner with each kid, but this is WAY bigger than I was at this point last time.


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post #23 of 90

 

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My second was conceived when I was nursing, too. It's not the odds that are causing me to worry (they are just adding to it), it's my humongous belly!
Check out this pic I took for some facebook friends today... I'm only 8 weeks! I know bellies pop out sooner with each kid, but this is WAY bigger than I was at this point last time.

 

I have to say, that is an impressive belly @ 8 weeks (but still super cute)! Also, I noticed that you last was just born a year ago. I'm sure since it was so recent your body totally had no problem getting right back into the swing of things!

 

Well, I am not going to grab a cup of tea but I do have a mug filled with mint chip ice cream (since it is one of the only things that interests me at all today)!

I still can not quiet enjoy this pregnancy yet. I think DH is a little concerned over my lack of excitement. I just feel so very queasy, tired and have had a couple bad headaches. Yesterday was actually a pretty good day and for a moment I was able to think about this as a baby and not just a pregnancy. That was nice.

 

Our life is just is so much transition right now. I try not to worry about what things are going to be like 8 months from now but I can't help but think about it. I told DH to just think about a mama cat and how she needs to go find somewhere safe to go deliver her kittens. I need to find my "safe" place to have this baby. Since we are planning a home birth I really feel like nesting and planning but feel like I can't since I don't even know where we will be living!! If by some chance we were still here I could make it work but the situation is so complicated (it is one of my in-laws "other" homes)! I'm sure they will want to be here for the birth and of course they will want to stay here (it's theirs) but that does not make for a comfy birthing environment, you know? I still haven't totally settled on a MW that I want but one that I interviewed keeps a rustic cabin up in a rural area close to here that she lets mothers labor in if they don't have the proper situation at home. Sounds kind of cool to me....very "Ina May at The Farm in the 70's" (for anyone who has read her books)!

post #24 of 90
Tropicana, that sounds so cool about the midwife's cabin! I would love that!

My second was born only 15 months after my first and I was definitely big pretty soon then, this just seems ridiculous though! I will just feel a lot better about it after an ultrasound...
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BailyB, katroshka, and Anyitara - Thanks for your reassurances. I was hoping to hear that it was normal. 

k​atroshka - Wow, your new house sounds awesome! I hope your move goes well, and that it's not too stressful.

post #26 of 90
This was a good idea.
I'm just already so sick of being sick.. I didn't have any morning sickness with my DS, so now I just feel like I've just been slam by a train!!
And now I'm be hit with insomnia.. But it's crazy I'm SOOO tired all day and I'll nap but at night I just have the hardest time falling a sleep .eyesroll.gif
post #27 of 90

Katroshka, that is a cute belly!! :) When is your ultrasound scheduled for? 

 

On another subject, I'm new to all this chat-room stuff and totally love reading but feel a little lost with some of the acronyms sometimes. What's DH? DS? M/S?

 

I'm happy to be here with you ladies. I LOVE that there is a December Due Date group. This will be my first. I'm 37, will be 38 when the baby (or babies) are born. Soooo happy to be pregnant but it's still so early so I'm also looking forward to the belly and the first ultrasound :) Katroshka yours inspires :)

 

During the first ultrasound, if it's like between 8-10 weeks, can you really see anything? Heartbeat?

 

 

post #28 of 90

Katroshka, that is a cute belly!! :) When is your ultrasound scheduled for? 

 

On another subject, I'm new to all this chat-room stuff and totally love reading but feel a little lost with some of the acronyms sometimes. What's DH? DS? M/S?

 

I'm happy to be here with you ladies. I LOVE that there is a December Due Date group. This will be my first. I'm 37, will be 38 when the baby (or babies) are born. Soooo happy to be pregnant but it's still so early so I'm also looking forward to the belly and the first ultrasound :) Katroshka yours inspires :)

 

During the first ultrasound, if it's like between 8-10 weeks, can you really see anything? Heartbeat?

 

 

post #29 of 90

 

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 What's DH? DS? M/S?

 

 

During the first ultrasound, if it's like between 8-10 weeks, can you really see anything? Heartbeat?

 

 

 

 

Aw, katroshka! Your baby belly is too cute! love.gif

 

 

SaraWu, D = dear, so DH = dear husband, DS = dear son, DD = dear daughter. That was one of my first questions when joined an online board too! Oh, M/S = morning sickness. I had an ultrasound last week (6 wks 5 days) and I saw the sac and a teeny little circle (the babe). The heartbeat measured at 130. biggrinbounce.gif

 

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I love the idea, thanks for bringing it up!  We are totally consumed with m/s here.  I can't get out of miserable mode until dinner, and then I have about 2 hours before I feel terrible again. I'm sipping iced ginger and lemon tea now which is helping a bit :). Waking up nauseous is becoming pretty soul-crushing.  My poor DH is trying to be positive and I just can't help but be unhappy.  I am happy to be pregnant of course, but counting the hours until this trimester is over.  The house is a wreck, I'm not getting any work done (grad school), and I haven't prepared a decent meal in two weeks.  Ugh, I need to snap out of it!!

We're contemplating minivans.  We'll have two in car seats and one teenager (often with 2 more in tow) to drive around, so we must have a third row plus space behind it for a double stroller. I'd love to hear pros/cons of what you all are driving now!

I am SO looking forward to this summer and beginning to plan.  I'm putting things off until I finish this quarter of school, and about that time I should be feeling better as well.  Thanks all for sharing your current musings.

post #31 of 90
esp831- We have a 2009 Toyota Sienna, 8 passenger. It's been great, hasn't needed any work, the mileage is a bit of a drag, but other than the newest Honda Odysseys (which are really pricey), it gets pretty decent mileage for a van. I have heard that the newer 8 passenger Siennas aren't great because of something or other about the jumpseat in the middle... I don't know, haven't seen them, but something to look into.
post #32 of 90

 

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I love the idea, thanks for bringing it up!  We are totally consumed with m/s here.  I can't get out of miserable mode until dinner, and then I have about 2 hours before I feel terrible again. I'm sipping iced ginger and lemon tea now which is helping a bit :). Waking up nauseous is becoming pretty soul-crushing.  My poor DH is trying to be positive and I just can't help but be unhappy.  I am happy to be pregnant of course, but counting the hours until this trimester is over.  The house is a wreck, I'm not getting any work done (grad school), and I haven't prepared a decent meal in two weeks.  Ugh, I need to snap out of it!!

We're contemplating minivans.  We'll have two in car seats and one teenager (often with 2 more in tow) to drive around, so we must have a third row plus space behind it for a double stroller. I'd love to hear pros/cons of what you all are driving now!

I am SO looking forward to this summer and beginning to plan.  I'm putting things off until I finish this quarter of school, and about that time I should be feeling better as well.  Thanks all for sharing your current musings.

 

Sister, I am in graduate school too!! Hard to stay focused on the readings these days but I'm doing my best. There's another phenomenon that I'm experiencing besides "preoccupied mind" which is this overall sense of chill/no stress.  I kind of wonder if that's a hormones thing too. It's awesome, whatever it is.

 

Thanks for the help with the acronyms ladies! Mystery solved :) So...I have a DH but no DDs or DSs YET! :) On the way, on the way :)

post #33 of 90

 

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What a great idea this is!!!
Things on my mind?
I feel terrible that I can't keep anything down! So of course I have silly thoughts like "oh no the baby is going to be all shriveled like a raisin because it will have no nutrients" lol. Just being a first timer is doing my head in!
Like a lot of you we are having to buy a new car too. We are thinking about trading our old one and putting some money towards a new one.
smile.gif meeting first home birth midwife today! In fact we have a bit of a line up! One today, one Saturday, a doula Saturday and another midwife Monday!
Very excited!!
Is anyone else keeping a preggo journal? I found a great scrap book recently and have spent last night decorating its cover with material! It's now bright orange and say "bump book"
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I wish. I want to knit a few things for the baby, but this is my third and my first year of homeschooling my kids. I'm not going to even bother trying.

 

I'm interviewing a midwife today. I need to set up an interview with another soon. I'm also going to a homebirth meetup to ask about midwives.

 

 

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flatlander- I spent most of the day yesterday worried that I wasn't having any morning sickness only to have it hit me at night! Then I wished I had enjoyed the break instead of fretting over it!
Things are crazy here- I have really intense classes this quarter so I am very busy with that. Our home loan FINALLY funded today so should get keys tomorrow, then there will be several weeks of work to be done on the house before we can move in (roof, flooring, all new plumbing, painting, some other crap), and we have to get this house ready to rent out. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm so glad we are finally at this point, we have been working on buying this house for 7 MONTHS! It's a really cool house, though- 1915 mission revival 4 bedroom full of built ins, with 2 big porches, and 1/3 acre in a nice neighborhood pretty close to downtown, so we are stoked. Looking forward to this quarter being over so I can take a breath and work on the house and garden.
Also, I am ridiculously huge all of a sudden and totally freaking out about twins... I am really looking forward to getting an ultrasound at this point. Then someone had to go and tell me that if you get pregnant when you are nursing you are 9 times more likely to have twins! Then I read up on it more and it seems that not consuming dairy or meat makes you 5 times less likely to have twins, so that mitigates somewhat, but still freaking out. I really only want 4, that's enough for me!
We have a minivan that we got for the last baby and I love it... we still commute in our little old civic since we only have to drop off the big kids at school on the way, so that saves a lot on gas, then we drive the van everywhere else. It's sooooo awesome for camping! If you can imagine, we used to do 9 day camping trips from San Diego up the coast, sometimes all the way to Oregon, with 2 kids and 2 dogs in the 2 door civic. When we got the van it got so much easier/ more pleasant to be in the car for so long!

 

Congrats on the house! We just started our house buying journey. I live in a neighborhood where our cars constantly get stolen or get broken into. I'm sick of it, and five people in our two bedroom apartment would be a squeeze anyway, so we're taking the dive. We're going house looking again this weekend.

 

I worry about twins, too. I'm a fraternal twin. My mother naturally conceived triplets(!) but miscarried one, leaving my twin and me. So, yeah...the idea of going from two to four is overwhelming.

 

I have diastasis from a previous pregnancy, so I'm planning on looking pregnant early. However, I'm not that skinny, so it won't be that obvious so soon.

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Originally Posted by katroshka View Post

My second was conceived when I was nursing, too. It's not the odds that are causing me to worry (they are just adding to it), it's my humongous belly!
Check out this pic I took for some facebook friends today... I'm only 8 weeks! I know bellies pop out sooner with each kid, but this is WAY bigger than I was at this point last time.
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Cute belly!

 

So my partner and I will celebrate our ninth anniversary this weekend! We're kind of weird in that we're not that into the whole marriage thing: we did get married between baby one and two since I didn't have insurance, but it's not a big thing for us. We've always celebrated when we became a committed couple (we dated for a few years before that). I don't know what we're going to do: my partner is going to surprise me! joy.gif

 

post #34 of 90

katrishka---I pooched out early with my fourth!  Made it really interesting to 'hide things' early on.  I may have the same problem this time as it's #5 here and things already look poochy to me.  I was going to try to hide this one as long as I can LOL.  

 

One thing that's really bugging me these days....the round ligament achiness.  I can't remember when that disappears LOL.  I can't figure out if it's a good sign or not either!  

post #35 of 90

I've been pregnant while nursing a few times, measured way ahead during the first trimester (meaningless measurement that one), looked very poochy and only had one baby. Everything is lax and at eight weeks it's just bloating anyway. Probably no worries! 

 

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Also, I am ridiculously huge all of a sudden and totally freaking out about twins... I am really looking forward to getting an ultrasound at this point. Then someone had to go and tell me that if you get pregnant when you are nursing you are 9 times more likely to have twins! 

 

 

post #36 of 90

 

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I love the idea, thanks for bringing it up!  We are totally consumed with m/s here.  I can't get out of miserable mode until dinner, and then I have about 2 hours before I feel terrible again. I'm sipping iced ginger and lemon tea now which is helping a bit :). Waking up nauseous is becoming pretty soul-crushing.  My poor DH is trying to be positive and I just can't help but be unhappy.  I am happy to be pregnant of course, but counting the hours until this trimester is over.  The house is a wreck, I'm not getting any work done (grad school), and I haven't prepared a decent meal in two weeks.  Ugh, I need to snap out of it!!

We're contemplating minivans.  We'll have two in car seats and one teenager (often with 2 more in tow) to drive around, so we must have a third row plus space behind it for a double stroller. I'd love to hear pros/cons of what you all are driving now!

I am SO looking forward to this summer and beginning to plan.  I'm putting things off until I finish this quarter of school, and about that time I should be feeling better as well.  Thanks all for sharing your current musings.

 


Double stroller!! I didn't even think about that yet! We have a nice jogging stroller but I guess I could try to sell that one and get some sort of double. I am trying to decide if I should get DD a booster seat and let the new baby have the big convertible carseat or just get another convertible carseat. DD is 30 lbs but I am not sure what an almost 2 year old that will probably be the size of a 3 year old weighs?

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I've started thinking about all the stuff we're going to need with twins, like four carseats, since we both have to drive to work, and there will be days when I pick up/drop off and days when my DH does the shuttling. There are also times when I may have to work a little later and need him to pick up, so it isn't as if we can just 

 

I'm just trying to decide on the type of carseats. I know a lot of people buy the infant seats because they can easily take out the baby without waking them up, and put them onto a stroller, but I'd really rather not have to buy 8 seats. So, I'm thinking we'll buy something a little more expensive, but that can take them from infant to toddler. Even better if it eventually converts to a booster. I just don't know, and the options are overwhelming.

 

Then there are the strollers. There are a lot of double strollers, but not all can accommodate two infants. The ones that can seem to all be made to take an infant seat. I am so confused right now. Maybe I just need to go into a store and have a look.

post #38 of 90

What a fun idea! I'll admit I'm a little addicted to the MDC boards these days, since we've barely told anyone and I still don't feel super pregnant yet. It's so nice to chat with the rest of you ladies. 

 

I scheduled my first appointment with my midwife (a good friend of mine). She's coming over Tuesday night and I really can't wait! After that, I'll just be counting down the days until my 9 week appointment when we can (hopefully) hear the heartbeat.

 

katroshka what a cute belly shot! I can't wait to start taking photos--part of me wonders if I'll show sooner because I'm so little, or if it will take longer. I'll admit that I'm really looking forward to having a "bump," even though I know that I'll probably be wishing I was back to normal again after it starts growing and growing!

 

kaleiskind, four carseats! Whoa! It's funny how you don't really think about all that stuff and how twins affect all of those decisions. I definitely think you'll feel better if you just go in and look at the store--especially because the sales people can help you figure out what will work best.

 

travelmumma, I just started keeping a preggo journal as well! It's a simple black moleskin, but I've been cutting out vintage children's book illustrations and other fun things to paste in it. I love writing in it, but still have to be super careful not to leave it laying around! We have people over a lot and that would be a quick way to let the secret out.

 

tropicana, the midwife's cabin sounds so amazing! Definitely very "Ina May." :)

post #39 of 90

kale - check out the Parenting Multiples board, they'll give you tons of advice about gear.  i'll tell you for our twins, we had infant seats and loved them.  they were in them for the entire first year +. with two, being able to pick them up out of the car with a handle and carry easily is invaluable. it's SO much easier to carry to carseats than two squirming infants, i promise!  

post #40 of 90
I know the odds are in my favor to not have twins, I guess I have to worry about something and I'd rather worry about twins than losing this one!

I have my first appt today, it's an intake appt, so I don't know what that will mean exactly. Last time around I was at this different clinic that was super ghetto and the intake was with a kind of social worker type person.... super invasive questions and it was insulting and irritating- worst of all, no midwife so no doppler, I had to wait for the next appt. This time I have different insurance and will be going to the super posh clinic in La Jolla, and the appt is with a midwife, so I'm sure it will be way different, and hopefully we can listen to the baby! And hopefully there is just one heartbeat, haha!

Good luck on your house hunting, revolting! Looking is fun, especially when you find stuff you like! Hopefully you will have an easier time than we had this time around- everything about this purchase has been crazy and awful, but there were a million special circumstances. We were willing to put up with all of it because the house is so amazing. Here's a pic:

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